Embodiment, Transparency and the Disclosiveness of Failure

May, Shaun (2012) Embodiment, Transparency and the Disclosiveness of Failure. Body, Space and Technology, 11 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1470-9120. (Full text available)


In this paper, I want to argue that embodiment is characterised by a plasticity which entails that it can include both the biological limb and the ‘artificial’ tool, as evidenced by recent research in cognitive science. Moreover, I want to claim that it is only in failure that the embodied limb and tool are phenomenologically distinct. I will go on to argue that this claim is essential for understanding the phenomenon of failed embodiment, such as that found within the clowning tradition, before concluding with a short provocation regarding the social and political implications of such a view.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1655 Drama
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Drama and Theatre
Depositing User: Shaun May
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2016 08:18 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2016 12:39 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54027 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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